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Rebellion is brewing!

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Bristol is uninterested in revolution

The school dog

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Teachers are informed of revolt!

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Guidelines for the revolution. Kids begin deliberation at 1:30

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Students insist...What are the rules???

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Students see twitter feed.

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Girls form a circle and use rainstick. All is quiet. One at a time.

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It begins...

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total gender division

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The students in the sunroom attempt to elect an official: one male and one female

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Students flee chaos and join circle.

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Another faction forms!

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More science demanded... Only 4 students hear.

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Noise is an issue for some groups

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Looking for someone with "natural leaderrship skills" - Lots of people think they qualify

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Use of microwave gets loud cheers. So loud that security steps in...students volunteer to move.

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Students draft schedule

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Potential leader removes name from nomination list.

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Quote: "I need to get out of this room...they're talking about doing school work."

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The girl circle has disintegrated...about half left

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Some thinking small groups might be more effective, but arguing about that, as well.

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Quote: "guys I want to have a good future, let's not mess around"

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No general plan for getting together as a large group arising...everyone off on separate tangents

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Hey, we really need to talk about academics...everyone leaves!

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One student becomes the self-proclaimed president of his democracy. Begins recruiting members by offering offices - vp, senator, etc

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Student who longs for learning finds small audience of 5.

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"I Can't believe this! This is the best school in the world!" a student says and he heads off to find a leader.

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My head hurts.

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We could all teach the things we know best. The real teachers could watch.

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Suggestion of Nap Time gets mixed reactions...

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Meeting scheduled at 2:35 for two representatives from each group

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"Who is someone that everyone listens to?"

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"No one is listening...except to us. Want to join?"

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Video games about to become subjects.

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"Everyone hates me since I tried to be governor" - former leader

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Students call for no more Gotchas (proofreading exercises). Half the words on the board are misspelled.

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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm school day proposed...opposed by group that wants free time at night.

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Great discussions about who should be the representatives

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The orange leader asks,"Are you joining?"

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Some truly serious educational conversations going on. Some truly inane conversations, as well

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The girl room has less yelling...

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Tension rising! Frustration felt by many!

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Lots of groups publishing ideas...

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shorter classes, time left over to be used as study hall and "downtown Raleigh" time one suggestion

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"It's the same thing that's happening in the middle east - people are splitting up by beliefs. It's not going to work." - concerned student

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Half of girls write a mission statement. Do other factions have this?

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Press plans to attend 2:35 meeting.

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"I'm just trying to decide what group I'm going to be in."

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Voting for sunroom leader takes place.

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Representatives from all groups scheduled to meet at 2:35. So far, no one has shown up.

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A.B. and O. D. become leaders of the sunroom through majority vote.

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Students have arrived in the yellow room for the group meeting. Somewhere in the distance, I hear a rainstick in an attempt to gain order.

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All representatives step forward...

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Girls on one side of the room, boys on the other. We seem to have everyone's attention.

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A.B. calls meeting to order.

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Each group will present ideas, then the public will vote. Difficulties keeping order continue.

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Lots of side conversations...even with rainstick and requests to get quiet.

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W.S. presents a campaign speech.

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Followed by boos.

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L.F.'s proposal: teachers blitz, video games, dance, and Nash Square for an hour.

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Boo erupts from dissident while L.F. and W.S. share vision for school.

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C.B. proposes off campus lunch. L.F. chimes in, "with a parent's permission."

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O.H. and C.D. propose electives such as origami.

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C.D. and O.H. suggest daily electives taught by students, lunch off campus, and outside time.

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A.B. and O.D. insist that everyone's opinion is included in their plan.

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Apparently, study hall= free time.

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O.D. proposes individual caldendars for TOAST and math.

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O.H. and A.B. suggest extended periods of free time with shorter classes. We want everyone involved. We will compromise.

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M.A. suggests one room for quiet and one room for free time.

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We finally get it! - M.A.

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M.A. and L.A. insist that new cube configuration will be more equitable.

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C.F. advocates for algebra students by asking that math time not be changed.

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Three girls leave...reporter is there capturing their ideas.

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E.E. wants more choice in theme material and shorter Prime Group time.

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Final option for one 7th grader - flee 7th grade!

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V.G. proposes double math on Mondays, then no math on Tuesdays, giving time for "practice".

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V.G.- get rid of morning meeting

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Meeting still in progress.

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One student is all alone in the red room. Why?

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R.M. and A.R. suggest shortening math and TOAST by 15 minutes. Or is it 10? Even elected representatives seem to disagree.

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It seems that students have been deprived of ipods.

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A.R. and R.M. share as the last group. Students whisper "This is taking forever".

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Students are reminded that it is time to leave. Revolution will be brewing overnight.

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W.S.- A house divided will fall. We need to get our ideas together and communicate.

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Everyone applauds, then leaves.

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Teachers signing off. Time to regroup and get some rest. It could be an interesting week...

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C.F. while walking out..."Imagine if there were millions of us and not just 64!"

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C.B. says she is not sure if she should come to school tomorrow.

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L.H. says "This is going to be a complete disaster, a COMPLETE disaster". This was after he was accused of stealing ideas.

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8th graders jealous as they hear about the revolt.

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Whispering and discussions begin.

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Teacher asked to call local radio station.

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Sunroom faction develops new daily schedule.

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The new schedule...

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Article about the revolution in the News and Observer

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We've gone national. CBS Radio NYC just called.

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FOX news just called.

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Students are currently attending Global Arts classes - Art, PE, Spanish, French. Revolution talks in small groups - more action at 1:30

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Some students plan during lunch. Those who were absent get pulled in to the most vocal group.

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The AP has picked up the story. Numerous versions on the web.

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Emphasis placed on the fact that the revolution was a success...now students must focus on the future plans.

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Large student migration from sunroom to red room.

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Meeting begins in the Red Room: "representatives only" we were told.

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Large group meeting...is anyone listening?

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Now...a real conversation takes place. Ideas are pitched and questions asked.

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Faction of boys still trying to find ways to contribute, they start by making shadow animals with computer projection of twitter feed.

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Meeting of leaders still happening in Red Room. Girls propose freedom for those not in "working lunch" boys want to abolish "working lunch".

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Small group advocates for long term change. They are hoping to organize a whole class discussion.

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"this could go national and I don't want to look like an idiot" - frustrated student

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One student proposes whole-group meeting at 1:50. Another student's response: "It's like we're starting all over again."

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Students work close to twitter feed.

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8th grader offers input. "Let students attend any class they want."

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Attempts to begin meeting fail. Some want new schedules. Others say it isn't important.

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Several boys sign up for a group with an unclear purpose.

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Request that students vote on new ideas. Denied.

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Students' rights? On the board students write, "I have the right to attend meetings and state my opinion."

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Ideas are posted for all to see.

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Critical mass?

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Suggestion that "only certain people be allowed to talk" greeted with loud outcries

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Morning meeting one day a week?

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Seattle radio station wants an interview with Karen at 3pm today

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A list of suggestions is voted on by approximately 30% of the students

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oops! CBS Seattle radio wants the interview

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Declaration made...We need to have some academics.

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Some feel that the loudest voice should be the most important

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Principal monitors the situation closely.

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"This is chaos!" one student says while storming out of the room.

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Students realizing the entire grade needs to agree on ONE schedule! Meeting set for 2:;15 in the yellow room.

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"You guys think this is organized" L.P. expresses the frustration felt by many.

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"They keep rejecting my ideas. I am not going to the meeting." J.S.

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"There is just no focus anymore!" S.A.

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Students plan around the "freedom board" before heading to whole class meeting.

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"We are not fools. We want our government to look strong!" C.B.

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Students call meeting a "party" and try to increase attendance at meeting.

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Live interview with Seattle CBS radio in 10 minutes.

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Stress reaches new heights as time limits draw closer.

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Everyone hopes there are no tears today. Communication is a challenge.

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The rain stick is not getting students attention at all!

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Meeting is yet to start... one small group leaves in frustration. Gaining order seems to be difficult.

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Two main groups -mixed gender! A few smaller groups remain.

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Girls want to know if they can split into two different countries... one group of boys seems to be posing resistance to any academic ideas.

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Does standing on the chair give authority? It seems to be working.

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Have they given up completely?

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Small clusters of students resign to let others represent them. We have origami and coloring from the minority.

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Message written on yellow room board: "Think of the children! They are the future!"

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Large group tries to organize a vote on the schedule options.

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Student lying on the floor of the red room saying, "This is too much."

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Everyone heads to yellow room... A vote?

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Entire grade gathers! Rumor of a vote draws everyone together.

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Students trying to convince "twitter press" to tweet what they want. The twitter press cannot be controlled.

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EP collects all schedule proposals

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Whole group except for three gathers for vote.

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LP asks everyone to sit down so ideas can be heard.

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Proposals are read with relative quiet.

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Standing on the chair again...seems to be effective.

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Three schedule options shared. Order still maintained. The students motivated by change.

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Everyone seems to be listening to the ideas being read...are we on the brink of a decision?

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Students listen AND watch Twitter feed. All six options successfully shared.

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The schedule vote begins!

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"What are the rules for voting?"

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The red room resistance gives up and comes into the yellow room.

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"Can we compromise?"
"Of course!"
"No way, that will create chaos again!"

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Voices sound urgent as the clock winds down.

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More chair standing.

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DB yells, "Three wins!!! It's over!!!"
Is it true?

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Boos, cheers, and applause...

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The day concludes with cries of "Three wins!" and lots of applause.

We'll see what happens tomorrow...

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Live radio interview went well. Did anyone hear it?

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Small groups voice their frustration with a group of boys that shut out other ideas through loud applause.

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"We've thought about the schedule... but there is still so much more to decide" - B.H.

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Final graffiti:

There is no one unified voice! There is never peace in politics.

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Small groups of students start planning before school.

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Small group of 8th graders try to start a revolution. Posted signs are quickly removed. Is this the start of something larger?

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Students gather. Intense discussion about the validity of yesterday's vote.

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"One plan is better than no plan" - AB.
7th graders are given a deadline of 2:15pm to present new schedule, rules, etc to teachers.

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Groups beginning to form. All seem to be feeling the strain of a deadline.

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A group has a typed list of proposed changes.

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Papers being passed around for perusal. Schedules??

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Students deliberate over lunch.

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Not schedules - "rules" they say

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List includes: electronics at all times, gum, free seating, food/drink, no weekend homework, hats, and more...

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Basically, "we can sit anywhere, do anything"

"These are just ridiculous!" some say.

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List also includes: working lunch for students missing several assignments, parents will not be notified of missing/late work...

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Students want to choose what they learn every other week...

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Small group of people seem unhappy with the direction things are moving.

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Lunch is over but the discussions continue...

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CF asks everyone to stay in the yellow room so that discussion can begin. A group of boys immediately exit the room

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Four students withdraw...
"Our ideas have already been said." LA

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Four more students opt out in favor of origami.

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Probably half just sitting and waiting for someone to make some decisions.

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16% of students no longer involved...

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Rule changes proposed via index cards. Suggestions include ipods during free time and no homework on weekends.

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LH- "Can I turn off the lights? That sometimes helps."

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Rules are edited by a concerned group. "allowed to chew gum" gets nixed

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On one of the boards: "Teachers have rights, too."

(Actually, "Teachers have rights to" but it hurt to write that.)

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"Is there any way to lock everybody in this room?"
response to kids that keep fleeing the discussions.

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"We got the rule we really care about (iPods). We are done."
...as leaving room.

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"Do you want your vote to count?"

"No, I'm good."

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AB gives encouraging "We want your voice heard" speech in the dissident room. "Now is the time"..,

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One representative humbly pleads to sunroom group, "Will you please come to the yellow room? We just want to talk."

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Students huddle around computers to type up draft plan.

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AB's speech gets all but three to re-join.

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Two groups at computers. One works on a list of rules, one composes a spreadsheet with a 7th grade schedule.

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Group starts making signs.

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One sign says"Protest"...the other says "Listen to the Ponies" (???)

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The student quoted in the AP story feels optimistic that iPod usage looks likely. Spends rest of time socializing.

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Suggestions are getting specific.

"Ipods are only for music."

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Trying to use the Titanic bell replica to get order. Think this is significant?

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"Teachers will hve the right to teach and punish students."

"I don't like punish - put 'control'"

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What does apathy look like?

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Oh, the pain....

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Several drafts of rules float around.

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We are posting ideas on the board. Why can't we talk about them?

No time.

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We want to be able to put our feet on chairs.

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Options getting feedback.

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Titanic bell keeps ringing. No responses.

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Protesters arrive in wake of new rules

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Students seeking attention enter room with signs.

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Only minutes remain before the new Exploris schedule will be revealed.

Can they make a decision? That is the question.

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L.P. stands on a chair yelling "Guys!!" to get the chaos under control.

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The "Let's go Gandhi sit in front of the projector"

protestors admit they do not know what they are protesting.

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AB gets room mostly, perhaps only somewhat, under control. "Please come vote".

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Does anyone absolutely hate the idea of i-Pods during free time?

Yes!

No, wait, NO!

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EP reads out options. Students shout feedback.

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Reading rules out, some listening, many yelling. A small group of boys creating rage in others by throwing paper.

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Kids in the back yelling WE WANT ......

If they had been actually listening, most of their demands have already been agreed on.

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"Ignore the guys throwing paper."

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What are they talking about?
Do I object?
No.

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Strategy - vote on both the positive and negative form of each rule to clarify the preferences of students.

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Free seating in every room, but teachers can move you if you are disruptive.

No! Teachers can't move you.

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Now, trying to read out all rules...the "what ifs" begin!

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One group's only aim is to disrupt.

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Sabotage begins... Yelling and paper throwing.

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Many have no idea what they are voting on.

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Eat out on Mondays

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Show of hands for each idea.

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Student led clubs/lessons gets lots of disagreement.

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Four minutes left. If no written plan agreed on by most, no plan will go into effect.

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Three minute warning!

Blank 3d road sign. Ready for customize.

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Frantic typing by two groups...are they in agreement?

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Boys holding "Disagree" and "Agree" signs. Randomly.

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Noise level is almost unbearable for adults.

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"Hey guys, we have a final."

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Wait, what is it? Did we agree on this?

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Disgruntled groups grousing about the results.

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EP "We have our final." CHEERS and applause

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Students quiet. Copies printed for each teacher.

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Teachers read over proposal.

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The guys say "What?!?" to some of the proposals. They were too busy holding signs and throwing paper to get their ideas included.

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Teachers reading plan to students in first period of silence in three afternoons

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Students placed in groups of four. Reflection questions are discussed.

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Students given half sheets with reflection questions to discuss at tables. Questions all in "fives" - 5 emotions, 5 difficulties, etc.

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The proposal.

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Teachers are glad that the press did not show up today.

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The schedule is not too different. Includes more breaks, shorter classes, and study hall.

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"I was really disappointed in the silly ideas." EP

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Teachers discuss proposals.

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Teachers approve all ideas for Thursday and Friday.

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Basically, since groups of (mostly) boys being so disruptive, steadier hands prevailed. Results workable, logical, and thoughtful.

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Student frustrated with today's results: "I just wanted gum!"

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This was so unfair! They voted against us.

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One table's labels for the factions that formed: boy group, girls group, group that tried to take over everything, quitter group, wanderers

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Will continue to tweet tomorrow with reactions to the new rules. Going home!

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Smiles, exhaustion, disappointment, and giddy conversations about tomorrow's changes.

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Students share plan with 8th graders after school. "Are you serious?!? This is insane!" SC

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8th graders start a peaceful protest to lift the goldfish cracker ban. Numerous students wear armbands in support of the cause.

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Armbands throughout 8th grade.

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Disgruntled boys made their own twitter account last night : @boysagainst

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Free seating worked fine in 2nd math too. One student had to be moved.

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Hats and free seating are not disruptive in 1st math.

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Students share music at lunch.

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The mysterious @boysagainst author tweets from lunch! A violation of rules! Grade level meeting is called.

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@Boysagainst author confesses to tweet. Claimed ignorance of rule specifics. He loses iPod privileges. Honesty is appreciated.

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Q1: How do you wish the process had gone?

  • BM - Wish it had been more quiet and peaceful.
  • BH It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be!
  • SA - We should have begun in a more organized way so that the end wasn't so chaotic.
  • Boys feel that there should have been a male and female leader to help facilitate that.
  • Girls feel that they tried that and boys weren't receptive to that in the beginning.
  • There was confusion as to who was doing what and people didn't agree. (unknkown student)
  • SA - "There were no adults. So as a 7th grader they didn't want to listen to us"
  • OD - The girls said "we're the majority, we're still going to win"
  • LP - Each group has 2 leaders, but we had like 5 groups and it was too much
  • CF - We should have had someone leading the meeting, like morning meeting
  • MA - There was fighting for attention
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Students asked to talk louder - they are strangely quieter today

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Q2: Did this become boys vs girls?

  • YES!!!!
  • NO!!!!
  • Maybe . . .
  • Students seem to agree that it was at times, but not always.
  • LA - Girls seemed more serious and wanted to have a good plan.
  • ND - the boys wanted one really fun day and the girls wanted something that could be long term - more serious.
  • LA - Freedom Board was started to gather all ideas and no one took it seriously.
  • MA - CF said before theme that we all needed to stay in a big group and I was SO glad! We should have worked together!
  • LF - so much time was wasted
  • ND - People felt like they weren't going to be heard.
  • HM - At the last meeting, the girls were trying to get everyone quiet and the boys were being crazy.
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Q3: What should the role of the teachers be?

  • "We took take for granted that we could always ask teachers for help and in this we couldn't." CB
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Q4: What are the downsides to having the type of freedoms that you had this week?

  • SM "We lost time when we were fighting about a leader"
  • OH "Some people were taking this as a joke and that wasn't working"
  • some students mention silly ideas that wasted time
  • "Nothing in the final plan was what a lot of the students were asking for" JS
  • CD "When meetings were happening we didn't know to go give our suggestions"
  • EP "We disregarded ideas like "party all day."
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Switching students - new 16 in the "fish bowl" talking and other 16 listening

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Q5: What is the difference between chaos with direction/purpose and chaos without purpose/direction?

  • Protesters were protesting because they wanted something
  • OH "In the beginning, the protesters wanted something, but then it progressed to throwing paper and yelling for no clear reason"
  • JS "They were protesting for something and kept going with that same purpose"
  • LH "JS was protesting because he wanted gum and he kept his purpose"
  • AB "There was chaos with a purpose because they were trying to drown our the other voices"
  • OH "There was a more productive way to get attention" (other than protests)
  • EE "It wasn't the best way to do it, but they wanted something and we didn't put it in the plan."
  • TP "We had a fair vote and they tried to run down time and stall and wanted a recount"
  • EP "We were trying to discuss rules, but people wouldn't listen"
  • EW "I think that people thought that we had to have chaos for it to be a "real" revolution"
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Students are told that they will have a similar experience on a Field Trip in April. How will you handle that process? Think about it.

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Group of students switch - the other 32 come into discuss the outcome. 16 students in the "fish bowl" and 16 students listening.

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AA tells students that their personal reflections (from HW last night) were very insightful and interesting.

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Students who are listening are given sheets to take notes on while listening. Listeners can join circle 1 time to talk if they have input.

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Q6 What did you learn about yourself?

  • BH - You have to sometimes wait to see if something works
  • JK - Let other people do what they want to do
  • CF - You have to actually say what you want and not hope someone developes mental powers to just know (Very wise statement!)
  • Sa - People are not going to wait for you to bring your ideas because things are always moving forward
  • AS - Signs don't work in a 7th grade protest
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Q7 What did you learn about others?

  • Not to trust the "reporters" they sometimes aren't on yourside
  • Some groups who felt pushed off would come back in and try to push back
  • BM - Some people don't listen to other peoples ideas
  • General student reaction was that everyone felt like they weren't listed to
  • RM - It seemed like it was a populatiry contest
  • I felt bad because there were people who were sitting in corners - SDM
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Q8 Talk about the role of the teachers . . .

  • BM - They could have done a lot more!
  • SDM - What if they had locked themselves in the office and not come out?! They were there.
  • SA - Seeing the teachers in the room helped keep some people from screaming
  • BH - When the media (teachers) were there, we asked them to tweet our ideas because we wanted our idea to be heard!
  • JK - If the teachers had made us focus, it would have been different
  • SA - Without them stepping in, we had to figure it out for ourselves. It was "OUR" project!
  • BM - I think that we could have had a little more freedom today (the boys)
  • Students felt like the teachers "streched" the new guidelines and didn't give them the freedom that they expected.
  • "They found "loopholes" like a lawyer!
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Last question for this group "what are the pitfalls" of this type of activity?

  • Things can definitely get out of control! - RM
  • defined pitfalls as risks
  • an hour of study hall replaced 10 minutes of instructional time and morning meeting/prime group (homeroom)
  • Students have concern that new schedule isn't as "educational" as old schedule (we are only using it for 2 days)
  • Free seating has been really nice - students agree - less noise in their opinion
  • Blitzing after lunch only was better - because we haven't been messy at break
  • Some students feel that the breaks between classes (5 minute breaks) seem like a waste. Not enough time to really DO anything.
  • Others like the few minutes to just catch their breath.
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Circle switch - final for this activity. The last group gets to share their opinion.

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Q Explain your reaction to the applause that happened at the end of the day 2

  • Happiness that something had been decided!
  • LF - While clapping, other students wanted to make changes/compromise.
  • AR - Chaos kept people from understanding what was going on!
  • Students feel that the typing of the schedule was not quite accurate and that changes/mistakes were made. Times were not what voted on.
  • There seems to be confustion that what was decided Tuesday is NOT what was the final plan. Teachers question the difference.
  • JP - Feels like the writing was difficult to read and may have caused difficultly.
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Q Chaos with direction vs chaos without direction. Which did you see?

  • Chaos without! Some students feel like it was because they didn't know what do to do. And there wasn't a voted on leader.
  • LF - if this were real, we just would have gotten away from the fighting.
  • EL - We waited a really long time on that last day - 10 minutes before the final plan was due. We should have been working on it all day.
  • The people shouting and yelling were not helping. Sharing quietly was more effective in my opinion. MA
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Q What would you do differently to be more effective?

  • Seminar remains thoughtful and respectful as opposing views are shared.
  • LA - Everyone in one room and get an idea from each person. Take them all into consideration. Not having 10 different groups.
  • Another student wanted to make 2 groups and try to make 2 plans and vote.
  • ND - a big group might have created more protests. The different groups had the option to make a plan and feel heard.
  • MA - Smaller groups had trouble sharing ideas with a larger group.
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Teacher: Was there at least 1 thing that you couyld have done to make this better for you and others?

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This group is told about the Field Trip in April to Heifer Village and how they have opportunity for different experience there.

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JK-I thought about the similarity between this and the Field Trip when I was writing my reflection.

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EL - makes connection to this and the Middle East. Says that we could have learned that chaos doesn't work from their example.

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Students are glad that there were only 64 of them! Not Millions!

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Students question weekend homework . . . will they have it or not?